Latest Mental health News

7 Tennessee counties getting grants for health projects

Dec. 09, 2022 05:12 AM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Health officials say seven Tennessee counties will receive a total of $1.8 million for projects to improve mental and physical health in distressed and underserved communities. Tennessee Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Morgan McDonald said in a news...

Advocates for mentally ill try to halt NYC's removal plan

Dec. 08, 2022 17:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Advocates for people with mental illnesses urged a federal judge Thursday to stop New York City Mayor Eric Adams' plan to force people from the streets and into mental health treatment. They told Judge Paul A. Crotty in a court filing that the policy Adams announced...

WVa health agency makes 2 administrative appointments

Dec. 07, 2022 11:34 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources on Wednesday announced the appointments of Jessica Hudson to the new position of chief operating officer and Nicholas Stuchell as interim commissioner of the Bureau for Behavioral Health. Hudson...

Wisconsin youth health survey shows stress up since COVID-19

Dec. 07, 2022 10:37 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — More than half of Wisconsin high school seniors surveyed in the fall of 2021 reported having significant problems with feeling very anxious, nervous, tense, scared or like something bad was going to happen, according to a health risk survey. Rising numbers of...

Many kids are struggling. Is special education the answer?

Dec. 06, 2022 08:15 AM EST

The COVID-19 pandemic sent Heidi Whitney’s daughter into a tailspin. Suddenly the San Diego middle schooler was sleeping all day and awake all night. When in-person classes resumed, she was so anxious at times that she begged to come home early, telling the nurse her stomach hurt. ...

Inslee touts new housing program for Spokane's homeless

Dec. 05, 2022 18:36 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee was in Spokane Monday to preview the opening of a new housing project for homeless people, calling the Catalyst Project a step toward ending the state's homelessness crisis. The new housing, in a converted hotel, aims to provide...

National 988 mental health hotline back up after outage

Dec. 02, 2022 15:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s 988 hotline, intended to help anyone experiencing a mental health emergency, was back up and running Friday after a daylong outage. The call service, which was launched in July, was restored shortly before midnight on Thursday. People experiencing...

Prosecutor drops Australian Parliament House rape charge

Dec. 02, 2022 00:08 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian prosecutor on Friday dropped the rape charge of a woman who was allegedly assaulted in a parliamentary office after he determined that the stress of the trial would put her life at risk. Former government staffer Brittany Higgins alleges a...

Widespread outage shuts down 988 mental health hotline

Dec. 01, 2022 15:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's new 988 hotline, intended to help anyone experiencing a mental health emergency, has been out of service for several hours Thursday. Those trying to reach the line for help with suicide, depression or other mental health crises are greeted with a...

'Do something:' Ukraine works to heal soldiers' mental scars

Dec. 01, 2022 02:36 AM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Sleep plunges the soldier back into the horrors of Ukraine’s battlefields. He can hear bombs falling again and picture explosions. He imagines himself frantically running, trying to save himself and others. The nightmares are so vivid and frightening that he pleads with his...